David Robinson Named Robert Morris University Illinois 2015 Business Leader of the Year

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Each year the School of Business Administration at Robert Morris University Illinois recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution to the education of the University's business students. David Robinson of Springfield has gone above and beyond to help students at the RMU Springfield campus.

Larry Nieman, left, dean of the RMU School of Business Administration, presents David Robinson of Springfield with the 2015 RMU Business Leader of the Year award.

David's assistance has enabled students to stay motivated, on task, and to be prepared for successful careers.

On Thursday, October 29, 2015, Robert Morris University Illinois’ School of Business Administration honored Springfield resident David J. Robinson as the RMU Business Leader of the Year.

Each year RMU recognizes an individual who supports the mission of the University and the School of Business Administration. That individual offers outstanding, direct experiences and opportunities for RMU students and exemplifies effective communication and relationship building.

The awards dinner took place at Eyrie in Oak Park, a restaurant operated by Robert Morris culinary students who helped prepare and serve the dinner.

David Robinson is the Deputy Director of the Fourth District at the Illinois State’s Attorney’s Appellate Prosecutor’s Office in Springfield. He also teaches legal studies at the RMU Springfield campus and is a member of the School of Business Administration’s Paralegal Advisory Board. He has authored many articles in state-wide and national publications that deal with individual rights and legal issues, and writes a recurring column for the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. He is a US Army combat veteran and Joint Service Commendation Medal recipient. David lives in Springfield with his wife Jennifer and daughter Amelia.

In honoring Mr. Robinson, Dean Larry Nieman expressed appreciation for his work with students outside of the classroom to support career development, internship opportunities and full-time positions in the legal field. “David has gone out of his way to help RMU students succeed in the very competitive field of law,” added Dean Nieman. “His assistance has enabled students to stay motivated, on task and to be prepared for successful careers.”

Robert Morris University Illinois is a not-for-profit, baccalaureate and graduate degree granting institution, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.* The University serves over 4500 students interested in getting an education in business, graphic arts, nursing and health care, culinary and computer studies at its main campus in Chicago, as well as at locations in Arlington Heights, DuPage, Elgin, Orland Park, Bensenville, Springfield, Peoria, Schaumburg and Lake County. In all communications, please refer to the university by its full name, Robert Morris University Illinois. For more information, call 800-RMC-5960 or visit the web site at http://www.robertmorris.edu

*Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 30 N. LaSalle Street, Chicago, IL 60602, 312-263-0456.

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